Masons for the 4th of July

American Flag Mason Jars

As a painter I love the American Flag. I have drawn and painted the stars and stripes many times. I have always had an obsession with jars and now painted mason jars are a big part of my business. I … Continue reading

Ceramic Cat Sculpture Green Tarnish Verdigris Patina

Scary to Classy: Kitty get a make over with green Verdigris Patina

From Scary to Handsome: a ceramic cat gets a make over. This is my first sculpture that I made over. When I saw him at the thrift shop he was scary with a capital S. He was Halloween all the … Continue reading

The Lion Paw: The Best Desk Accessory Ever

Lion Paw :From Raw wood to Aged Metal

I spotted this Lion Paw at a garage sale. There he was sitting among tools  and cheap bric a brac. I knew I had to have him. I was a little worried because the guy running the sale wanted close to retail … Continue reading

What I learned from my year in business: Don’t give up, Ever!

My Ultimate Stenciled Furniture

I decided to start at the top and work my way up. Sometimes things don’t work that way. Let me explain: I decided to make beautiful furniture that I spent a lot of time on and wanted good money for. … Continue reading

Caribbean Decor or Caribbean Style Help me decide

When I opened my online shop over a year ago I had to write a little bio on myself. the first thing I wrote was that I was born in the Caribbean. After I wrote that I thought now what does that have to do with my home decor business? I didn’t seem very relevant at the time but I left it right there as the first sentence. As my

shop evolved with Turquoises, slivers, whites and blues it became very obvious that my Caribbean roots was the main inspiration behind my evolving style.

So with the Caribbean Turquoise  taking over in  my shop it’s time to rebrand the store, change the name and admit the obvious. But now I have to choose a name. I have narrowed it down to “Melissa’s Caribbean Style” or “Melissa’s Caribbean Decor”.

When I went to bed it seemed all set, I had settled on “Melissa’s Caribbean Style”. I set up my Instagram account and I was perfectly content. When I woke up it didn’t seem so clear. I love Melissa’s Caribbean Style but the name itself doesn’t hint as to what I make. Yes, it is obvious I am doing something with a Caribbean flair but it could be anything from clothes to paintings of fish and everything in between.

My Small silver bird

My Small silver bird

“Melissa’s Caribbean Decor” indicates I am making items for the home. I keep going back and forth unable to decide between the two. So help me. Please write in the comments which you think is better. Thanks Melissa